Hooray for Crochet Mice!

The Making of the Crochet Mice…The Crochet Mice Clock | Planet Penny Pattern from Etsy

I’ve set myself a challenge, to see just how many projects I can get out of the Planet Penny Cotton pack, at one ball of each colour.  One of the reasons I put this collection together is that I found it impossible to find one stockist, on the high street or online, who had every colour to make up a rainbow, and going from place to place, or buying a ball here and a ball there from different online stockists was time consuming and expensive.

From the time I dyed my own colours I was determined to use every scrap of Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply I had so painstakingly coloured myself. I’m still using the little leftovers the needlefelted pincushion from this post, and the Sophie Digard inspired scarf from this post.

I wanted a pattern for crochet mice which was just right for small amounts of yarn and this silky smooth cotton yarn is perfect for amigurumi, and the bright colours just lend themselves to something fun so I devised this cute crochet mouse pattern and made one in every colour.

Crochet Mice using Planet Penny Cotton Colours rainbow yarn pack

Crochet Mice using Planet Penny Cotton Colours rainbow yarn pack - Crochet Mice

crochet mice pattern available from Etsy

crochet mice using the Planet Penny Cotton pack

So I developed my own simple pattern for crochet mice, and used beads for the features as I have made them to be strictly ornamental  However, with embroidered features they are ideal for a small child (just right for little hands) or filled with catnip for your favourite puss cat.

And so the knitters out there don’t feel left out, there a knitted version too!

Knitted Rainbow Mouse Clock |pattern from Planet Penny Etsy shop

a ring of crochet mice

You can find the yarn, the knit and crochet patterns for the mice, as well as other patterns using the gorgeous Planet Penny Cotton yarn in the Etsy shop here

I’ll be back soon …xx
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37 thoughts on “Hooray for Crochet Mice!

  1. Wendy

    Oh what cute little mice – irresistable. I can just see them in a basket at a craft fair – they would be snapped up!! Just gorgeous x

  2. Liz

    They are gorgeous. Folk will love them. My girls want me to do the same, but I have a more modest plan.
    Lovely.

  3. Butterfly Blossom

    These are so so cute I love them (and I hate mice so that is saying something!) They look gorgeous all huddled together in their rainbow. I look forward to seeing what you do with them – Easter gifts perhaps? X

  4. Penelope

    Too sweet Penny, you have put your stamp on their characterful faces. I love their little tails too, I wonder if Henry has sniffed them out yet :0)
    Hope you have a colourful week ahead xox (The temptation to start using my cotton is rather overwhelming now!)

  5. Jam Dalory

    How great are these mice?! It’s true what they say though, if you see one mouse then you have mice, yours seem to be breeding faster than rabbits! So cute, you could have them dotted around the house, peeking out from behind a photo frame or on top of a shelf. x

  6. Jan

    The mice are adorable, I’m sure they will sell well, I’m in the process of doing some fabric and some painted ones, I love your rainbow colours.

    Jan x

  7. Pickle-Lily

    These are fabulous! Love the way you’ve taken their pictures in a rainbow. WOW!
    Jo x
    p.s. Really want to learn to crochet!

  8. Susie

    I can just imagine a whole houseful of those awesome little mice! I love them. In fact, wouldn’t they make cute pins or something? Maybe on hair bands for little girls? 🙂

  9. Polly Polkadot

    They are so characterful. I still have a corduroy mouse given to me by father christmas way back in the late 70s/early 80s.
    I am really pleased for you about the rainbow orders.

  10. Teje & Nero

    Hi Penny! I had fun playing with Higgins! Give hugs to him!
    Your new mice are so cute and wow what rainbow colours! If you put them to your shop, I’m sure they are flying to new homes!
    x Teje

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